Design Trends for 2017

2016 brought some significant, and sometimes scary, changes to the world and society is fighting to redefine its identity.

Many of us have become vividly aware of online perceptions and we’re ready to embrace the unfiltered and the raw.

So how does this translate into design? Read our predictions on Design Trends 2017 below.

Define Design

The world revolves around great design, it always has and it always will, but great design is fickle. It can change with the wind, be gone in a flash and you’ll be left wondering what great design looks like now. Design is a trend. Design is fashion.

 1.a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made.
2.a decorative pattern ‘

We’ve covered some of the hottest design trends for 2017 for you below but if you’re looking for personalised advice, our talented and ice-cool team will be glad to chat.

Dark overlay

Using an image as a background often creates a design problem; different tones in the background conflict with font colour and logos. A common way to tackle this is by using a dark overlay and done tastefully it adds another dimension to the overall design.

Dark Overlay Design Trends 2017 Mold Agency


Sometimes ugly isn’t ugly. Bright, contrast, clashing.

Brutalism Design Trends 2017

Hollow fonts

Mix things up a bit with a hollow font.

Hollow Font Design Trends 2017 Mold Agency Hollow Font Design Trends 2017 Mold Agency

Louder, Brighter, Bolder

Colour. Colour. Colour.

Go loud.

Bold Colour Design Trends 2017 Mold Agency Bold Colour Design Trends 2017 Mold Agency


2017 is all about the authenticity; original design is integral to standing out.

Stock images and copy cats won’t be endured by many, so get your creative hat on!

Hand drawn

We’ve mentioned this already in our previous blog (Website trends for 2017) but hand drawn elements are massive this year.


Like a modern version of Andy Warhol’s work; duo-tones are popping up and taking 2017 by storm.

Letter Stacking 

Stack those letters for a more dynamic logo.

Line art 

Get some line art into your life.

Negative space 

Negative space is a real crowd-pleaser and it’s easy to understand why; it’s so simple but so smart!


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